We're of course talking about fairly small degrees of difference. It's hardly as though the night calibration looks wrong in daylight.
Some shadow detail is lost watching the night mode in a bright room, as blacks crush slightly. I doubt I'd have noticed this without being able to toggle between day and night settings.
I'll probably go the DIY route one day, though it's more expensive than paying someone to calibrate. If I bought a meter and software it would be for the fun of the process.
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
Its future proofing really as you will buy another TV or several in your life time and so you can sit there safe in the knowledge you have the knowledge....
I will have a cheap meter for sale soon which is a perfect way to get started - all you need to do is buy the software at about £200 or use HCFR for free to learn. Better to get Calman, its much better
Meridian G61R, HD621, Bryston 9BSST
Optimised Audio PC - J River / JPlay / Custom Full Linear Power Supply
Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, Apex A10, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
JCAT USB and Sata, Graham Slee Spatia (SC) Graham Slee Lautus Digital / Analogue IC x 9
Well, if I go the DIY route, it won't be for a good while. I've got far too much on to make it a priority.
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